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NASA AUTHORIZATION FOR FISCAL YEAR 1974

HEARINGS

BEFORE THE

COMMITTEE ON AERONAUTICAL AND SPACE SCIENCES

UNITED STATES SENATE

NINETY-THIRD CONGRESS

FIRST SESSION

ON

S. 880

A BILL TO AUTHORIZE APPROPRIATIONS TO THE NATIONAL AERONAUTICS AND SPACE ADMINISTRATION FOR RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT, CONSTRUCTION OF FACILITIES, AND RESEARCH AND PROGRAM MANAGEMENT, AND FOR OTHER

PURPOSES

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COMMITTEE ON AERONAUTICAL AND SPACE SCIENCES

FRANK E. MOSS, Utah, Chairman
WARREN G. MAGNUSON, Washington BARRY GOLDWATER, Arizona
STUART SYMINGTON, Missouri

CARL T. CURTIS, Nebraska
JOHN C. STENNIS, Mississippi

LOWELL P. WEICKER, JR., Connecticut HOWARD W. CANNON, Nevada

DEWEY F. BARTLETT, Oklahoma JAMES ABOUREZK, South Dakota

JESSE A. HELMS, North Carolina
FLOYD K. HASKELL, Colorado

PETE V. DOMENICI, New Mexico
ROBERT F. ALLNUTT, Staff Director
MARY JANE C. Dre, Counsel/ Chief Clerk
LESTER A. FETTIG, Professional Staff Member
JAMES J. GEHRIG, Professional Staf Member
GILBERT W. KEYES, Professional Staff Member
CHARLES F. LOMBARD, Professional Staff Member

CRAIG VOORHEES, Professional staf Member
DR. GLEN P. Wilson, Prosessional Staj Member
Ralph E. VANDERVORT, Jr., Assistant Chief Clerk

(II)

CONTENTS

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Wednesday, February 28, 1973:

Page

Opening statement, Senator Frank E. Moss, chairman.

1

Letter to the President of the Senate from the National Aeronautics

and Space Administration ----

1

Copy of bill to authorize appropriations to the National Aeronautics

and Space Administration.

2

Sectional analysis of the bill.

6

Biographies

13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18

Testimony of Dr. James C. Fletcher, Administrator, National Aero

nautics and Space Administration, accompanied by Dr. George M.

Low. Deputy Administrator; Willis H. Shapley, Associate Deputy

Administrator; William E. Lilly, NASA Comptroller; Brig. Gen.

Thomas P. Stafford, U.S. Air Force, Commander, U.S. Crew, Apollo-

Soyuz Test Project; Capt. Charles Conrad, Jr., U.S. Navy, Com-

mander, First Skylab Mission; Richard C. McCurdy, Associate

Administrator for Organization and Management; Roy P. Jackson,

Associate Administrator for Aeronautics and Space Technology ;

Charles W. Mathews, Associate Administrator for Applications ;

Dale D. Myers, Associate Administrator for Manned Space Flight;

Dr. John E. Naugle, Associate Administrator for Space Science;

Gerald M. Truszynski, Associate Administrator for Tracking and

Data Acquisition; and H. Dale Grubb, Assistant Administrator for

Legislative Affairs --

18

Statements for the record :

NASA highlights of 1972 activities ---

21

Space Shuttle traffic model developed from 1971 mission model. 81

Cost-benefit analysis used in support of the Space Shuttle pro-

gram

159

Headquarters and office charts..

226-237

Tuesday, March 6, 1973:

Opening statement, Frank E. Moss, Chairman.

245

Testimony of Dr. James C. Fletcher, Administrator, NASA; accom-

panied by Dr. George M. Low, Deputy Administrator; Willis H.

Shapley, Associate Deputy Administrator; and William E. Lilly,

NASA Comptroller..

246

Wednesday, March 7, 1973:

Opening statement, Frank E. Moss, chairman..

317

Biographies

317, 318

Testimony of Dale D. Myers, Associate Administrator for Manned

Space Flight, NASA; accompanied by Dr. James C. Fletcher, Ad-

ministrator, NASA; and Charles E. Koenig, Director of Budget,

Office of Manned Space Flight_-

318

Comprehensive statement of manned space flight program.

3.72

Apollo

352

Skylab

377

Apollo-Soyuz Test Project.

39.

Space Shuttle...

399

Mission and payload integration.-

437

Sortie Lab and concept verification testing-

447

Advanced development.

453

Space Tug--

456

Space life sciences.

458

Advanced studies.---

470

Development, test, and mission operations.

475

Research and program management.--

484

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